University of Minnesota

Szewc, Rose, Papers

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Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Szewc, Rose G.
Dates: 1916-1929
Abstract: Papers (1916-1919) of Rose G. Szewc, Executive Secretary of the American Association for the Education of Foreign-Born Soldiers in the United States, consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and miscellany concerning her life in Indiana prior to 1918 and as secretary in the law firm of Clement Rozanski of Brooklyn, New York. Also included are a letter from Herbert A. Miller identifying himself as Director, Committee for the League of Nations of Eastern Europe, Christmas cards and stickers, decorated eggs, short fiction drafts, invoices and financial records, photographs, correspondence with W. O. Gorski of Polish Victims' Relief Fund, engravings, newspaper clippings, and a copy of Il Cittadino (New York).
Quantity: 1 linear ft.
Language: In English, Polish, and Russian (one item).
Collection ID: IHRC2574


Rose G. Szewc was born in Warsaw, Poland; her family came to the United States when she was four years old. Rose worked as a legal stenographer and, later, as a manager in the Ft. Wayne (Indiana) Department of Western Life Indemnity Company. She contributed poetry to the Indianapolis Star (ca. 1917). She became interested in teaching English and Americanization to foreign born recruits at Ft. Benjamin Harrison (Indiana) in 1917. She served as secretary of the American Association for the Education of Foreign Born Soldiers in the United States Army (Indianapolis). In 1918, she moved to New York City, where she was associated with Paderewski and the Polish National Committee. She went to Washington briefly in 1918 as secretary of the Mid-European Union and worked with Professor Herbert Miller. During the 1920s and 1930s, she lived in New York City and worked with Tatra Production Company.



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The Szewc, Rose Papers, Polish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota


A related collection at the IHRC is Records of Tatra Production Company.

Index Terms

Polish Americans--Indiana.
Italian-American newspapers.
World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief--Poland.
Legal secretaries--New York.

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